Historically, by-election turnout in Saskatchewan has been lower than during general elections. There are a variety of potential reasons for this and it is not unique to Saskatchewan. Voter turnout as a percentage of registered voters is presented below.

ConstituencyEvent% of Registered Voters who Voted
Saskatoon Fairview2017 By-Election35.9%
2016 General Election50.1%
Saskatoon Meewasin2017 By-Election40.6%
2016 General Election57.6%
Lloydminster2014 By-Election40%
2011 General Election40%
Saskatoon Northwest2010 By-Election56%
2007 General Election81%
Regina Douglas Park2009 By-Election62%
2007 General Election84%
Saskatoon Riversdale2009 By-Election56%
2007 General Election75%

For more information on how our understanding of voter turnout needs to change to account for changes in voter registration methods, click here to read an op-ed published by the Chief Electoral Officer.